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 By Nathan Bourne    News    June 28, 2018

"New" Board Seeks Information to Find Consensus

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer District held its regular board meeting June 21 where three newly elected Directors started laying out their vision for the district's direction. They received a manager's report, took care of regular monthly...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    June 28, 2018

Changes Big and Small at this Year's Bob Marshall Music Festival

SEELEY LAKE- The Bob Marshall Music Festival is returning for a third year as Seeley Lake's own music festival but this year several big changes are afoot. Festival organizer Chris Stout is managing...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    June 28, 2018

Students Connect with History, New Experiences on Trip to Nation's Capital

SEELEY LAKE- Students from Seeley Lake recently returned from a trip to Washington D.C. as part of an ongoing effort in the community to help students engage with their government and be more...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    June 28, 2018

Despite Weather, Kids Fishing Tournament is Reel Success

SEELEY LAKE- "You're a real fisherman because real fishermen don't let the rain keep them from going out and having fun," Kids' Fishing Tournament organizer Bobby Maddox told the participants at the...

 

Response to Marshall's Letter - Find a Flag and Country to Honor and Move There

I am writing in response to Mr. Mike Marshall’s letter to the editor in the Pathfinder Thursday, June 21, 2018. We who are citizens of the United States of America do have wonderful freedoms, thanks to our founding fathers, and the men and women...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 28, 2018

Chamber Nears Fundraising Goal

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is nearing their $8,000 fundraising goal for the Fourth of July festivities. As of June 25, $7,000 has been raised. The largest expense is the fi...

 

In the Cockpit?

SEELEY LAKE – Someone nervous about flying in an airplane would no doubt derive comfort from knowing a pilot of Sully Sullenberger or Tammie Jo Shults' caliber was in the cockpit. But what are...

 
 By Pathfinder    News    June 28, 2018

Recount of House District 92 Election – Hopkins Wins by Two

MISSOULA - After conducting the official canvass of the primary election yesterday, the County’s Canvass Board called for a recount of the ballots cast in House District 92. Incumbent Mike Hopkins won by two votes after the recount June 20. As...

 

Seeley District Road Update

SEELEY LAKE – Many roads across the Seeley Lake Ranger District have been impacted by flood waters and erosion this spring and some remain closed for public safety. There are also roads – mostly within the Rice Ridge Fire burned area – that...

 
 By Pathfinder    News    June 28, 2018

Community Celebration for 100 Year Anniversary for Lincoln's Community Hall

LINCOLN – To celebrate the 100-year history of folks coming together at the Lincoln Community Hall, Lincoln is hosting a free community-wide event July 7-8 with something for everyone. Attendees...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    June 28, 2018

RD Demands Updated Schedule from "New" Board

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer District received an ultimatum June 21 from Rural Development (RD): Update the district’s construction schedule within 30 days or RD will “very pointedly assign a schedule.” The meeting was the first regular...

 

Seeley Lake Receives $500,000 Towards Sewer Project

SEELEY LAKE – U.S. Senator Jon Tester delivered a $2.5 million investment to protect clean water in Big Sky Country including $500,000 to Seeley Lake for the sewer project. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Tester secured the...

 
 By Rob Rich    Opinion    June 28, 2018

Montana's Most Unwanted: A New Monitoring Season Begins for Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)

Our Wildlife in the West students recently went fishing at Upsata Lake but they didn't want to catch anything, except maybe some plankton, aquatic insects or algae. Motored gently about in a small...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    June 28, 2018

SLE School Board Discusses Safety, Ice Rink

SEELEY LAKE- The Seeley Lake Elementary School Board met Thursday, June 21 to discuss the proposed ice skating rink location as well as changes being made over the summer to make the school a safer place during emergencies. Gary Swain, member of the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 28, 2018

Taking Houses Out of the Wildfire Equation

SEELEY LAKE – After three weeks of Sprague Fire burning around Glacier National Park, it reached the Sperry Chalet complex Aug. 31, 2017. In the final report issued by the National Park Service...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 28, 2018

Veterans & Families of Seeley Lake Lead Seeley Lake Parade

SEELEY LAKE – This year’s Grand Marshal for the Seeley Lake Fourth of July parade “Celebrate Freedom” is the Veterans & Families of Seeley Lake, a local 501(c)3. The group maintains the Seeley Lake Memorial Park, serves local veterans, sends...

 

Frank Miles Vannoy 1947-2018

MARSING, IDAHO - Frank Miles Vannoy went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ June 22. Frank was born July 17, 1947 in Missoula, Mont. After school, he joined the Montana Army National Guard...

 

New Life in Christ - Part 2

On down the highway through Prince George and Vanderhoof, logging trucks appeared, Fraser Lake and Burns Lake. All the way to Prince Rupert seemed like every third rig was a logg’n truck. Motor’n through Smithers, B.C., I spotted a gigantic igloo...

 

Strohmaier Aids with Comment Decisions -Questions Clarified

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Community Council considered public comments and voted to accept minor changes to the Swan Valley Draft Plan at their regular meeting June 19. In attendance was Missoula County Commissioner Dave Strohmaier who offered...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    June 28, 2018

Outdated Bylaws Create Confusion

SEELEY LAKE - A special meeting for the Seeley Lake Sewer District, June 19, was thrown into disarray with a mistake made in the agenda and further confusion created by the district’s outdated bylaws. The first item on the agenda was “District...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    June 28, 2018

Keeping Animals Safe During the Fourth of July

As the patriotic holiday approaches, many rural families are preparing for traditional Fourth of July affairs. Picnics, fishing, camping, rodeos and of course, fireworks. While some animals tolerate...

 

Please Leave Baby Animals Alone 

Each spring, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks receives several calls from people who have picked up deer fawns or other wildlife. FWP no longer accepts, holds or rehabilitates ungulates like deer,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 28, 2018

Purchases Made, Policies and Benefit Increase Approved

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Fire Board learned about the new Type 6 Fire Engine purchase and others by the District at their June 19 meeting. They also approved full payment for employees' health...

 

Conservation Strategy for Grizzly Bears Completed

An interagency team of biologists, researchers and managers from State, Tribal and Federal agencies completed a Conservation Strategy for grizzly bears in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem in...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    June 28, 2018

Missoula Band Brings Fellowship to Festival

SEELEY LAKE - Missoula-based band Good Old Fashioned is returning to the Bob Marshall Music Festival this year with the goal of using their music to help people connect with one another. The band,...

 

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